Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2016 by claudiawiens

Zusammen mit meinem Kollegen Björn Göttlicher werde ich zwei Fotografieworkshops im wunderbaren Sevilla im Herbst 2016 unterrichten. Für mehr Infos einfach auf die links clicken.

Together with my colleague Björn Göttlicher I will teach two photography workshops in Seville in autumn 2016:

One for photography enthusiasts 29.10.-01.11.2016

One for professional photographers 02.11.-06.11.2016

Feria de Abril



Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2015 by claudiawiens

Zusammen mit meinem Kollegen Björn Göttlicher, biete ich in der Osterwoche vom 21. März (Montag) bis einschließlich 25. März (Karfreitag) einen Fotoworkshop in Barcelona an.

Barcelona ist faszinierend, verwirrend, maßlos, überschwänglich, extravagant, traditionell, spannend, aufregend, verrückt, gelassen, atemlos, weltoffen…- es gibt wohl nur wenige Adjektive, die sich über die katalanische Hauptstadt nicht sagen liessen. Alles in allem scheint Barcelona aus einer atemberaubenden Abfolge von Bildern zu bestehen, die es zu beobachten und einzufangen gilt. Frage: Was kann man also Besseres machen als die Stadt mit der Kamera zu erleben? Antwort: Die Stadt mit der Kamera erleben und Björn Göttlicher und Claudia Wiens  dabei haben. Er kennt sich dort nämlich aus wie nur wenige andere und sie ist eine Meisterin im Sich-an-unbekannten-Orten-in-kürzester-Zeit-mit-der-Kamera-zurecht-finden, was sie bei ihren weltweiten Aufträgen immer wieder beweist. Zusammen ermöglichen WIR unseren Teilnehmern/innen einen unvergleichbaren Einblick in und Zugang zu dieser wunderbaren Stadt.

Hier geht es zu unserer Website Oder ladet Euch hier direkt unser PDF Fotofiesta_Barcelona 2016 mit allen nötigen Infos und auch das Anmeldungsformular Barcelona Ostern runter.

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Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2015 by claudiawiens

On 28th June 2015 the Gay Pride Parade in Istanbul was scheduled to take place like every year since 2003. It was to start at 5pm but already much earlier in the day I was surprised by the amount of police men, water canon’s and tear gas equipment around the whole centre of Istanbul. When I arrived at Taksim Square at 4.45 pm all was peaceful, but there was more police than participants. I was a bit weary but decided to take photos nevertheless. First I discovered a group of Syrians chanting for their personal freedom, rights and safety. I took photos of them for a little while and then moved on a few meters when suddenly the police started pushing us towards Istiklal Street and Siraselviler Street. I could smell teargas but thought I must imagine that untill I heard people around me also coughing. The police made a wall with their plastic shields and shoved and pushed us. As I felt this was a trap and something had started to go terribly wrong I tried to get behind the police rows but they would not let me through. Their faces were full of hate! I felt quite panicky being brutality shoved forwards. Finally I was eye to eye with a human police men who also had fear and not hatred in his face, who quickly moved a bit to let me through. I was relieved. But unfortunately many other people got trapped and were teargased and attacked by water canons and rubber bullets. In the meantime police had closed all side streets of Istiklal Street in order to hinder people joining the march. I later learned that the 2015 Istanbul LGBTI Pride March has been banned at the last minute and without prior notice by the Istanbul Governorship on account of Ramadan. But LOVE WILL WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2015 by claudiawiens

I am happy to announce that I started another website. This one focuses on my art photo projects. You can buy prints there if you like. I will now regularly introduce some of my art works here on this blog.

You find the website here

001_Egypt_Deir_Al_Barsha_Literacy_Class_byClaudiaWiens© Claudia Wiens

EGYPT, DEIR AL BARSHA: Deir al Barsha is a tiny, very poor village in middle Egypt. This women are beneficaries of micro credits. In order to be able to run their enterprises they attend a literacy class, in which they also learn the basics of math.


Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by claudiawiens

I recently discovered INSTAGRAM as a nice “toy” to use photography in a different way. More playful, more spontanious, somewhat lighthearted, pretty and emotional. I can be creative in a different way. You can follow me @claudiawiens on instagram. But as not everybody is using instagram I thought it would be nice to share some photos on my blog as well. This post will gradually grow.


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A sandcastle in Valencia003_Istanbul_Seagulls_byClaudiaWiens

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Seagulls following a boat in Istanbul


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Balloons in Istanbul


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A Portrait of my cat Selma


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A train ride from Tunis to Gabes


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Tropical island paradise Seychelles


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A fountain in Istanbul


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Beautiful Bosporus in Istanbul


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One of the many streetcats in Istanbul


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Snow in Istanbul


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An aerial shot of Cairo


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More Cairo from above


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Cairo, Nile and Manial, from above


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Queen Selma


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Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by claudiawiens

Together with my photo colleague Andrea Künzig I will teach a photography workshop in Istanbul May 2014 (15.05. 2014 -19.05 2014). Registration is open NOW. All information and details under  . So far teaching language is German, but if there should be interest by English speaking people we can definitely offer the workshop in English and German. Please contact me for inquiries.


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Fotoworkshop in Istanbul

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , on August 5, 2013 by claudiawiens

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Istanbul Fotoworkshop mit Andrea Künzig und Claudia Wiens
Istanbul 12.9.2013 – 16.9.2013

Meine Kollegin Andrea Künzig und ich leben und arbeiten seit mehreren Jahren in Istanbul. Wir bieten im September 2013 einen 5-tägigen Workshop in der Metropole an. Zusammen bringen wir fast 40 Jahre internationale Fotografie-Arbeitserfahrung mit und möchten diese mit fotobegeisterten Menschen teilen. Alle Details kann man einsehen unter

002 Istanbul, Hidrellez Festival, gypsie band playing, by Claudia Wiens

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istanbul© Andrea Künzig

035 Istanbul, people having fun at Suada Club, by Claudia Wiens

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istanbul© Andrea Künzig


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© Andrea Künzig